Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club has confirmed its planning application for an extra 8,000 seats has been submitted to the council.

The Seagulls moved into their new home £93m stadium in July, ending 14 years of a nomadic existence. The club said an application for a new training ground at New Monk's Farm, Lancing, had also been prepared.

Chief executive Martin Perry said the applications would be registered in the New Year and then consultation with interested parties would begin. "We intend to make this information available via the local media, via our various media and offer the public the opportunity to come and view plans - at the Amex and we are looking at the possibility of taking a roadshow to Lancing with regard to the training ground application," he added.

The Amex Stadium currently has a capacity of 22,500 seats.

Posted on 14/12/2011